Problem: A hurricane wind blows across a 7.50 m x 11.2 m flat roof at a speed of 190 km/hr. The pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the roof is 1783 Pa.a) How much force is exerted on the roof?b) If the roof cannot withstand this much force, will it “blow in” or “blow out”?

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Pressure is expressed as:

P=FA

The equation of continuity:

ρA1V1=ρA2V2

a)

Therefore, force F = PA

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A hurricane wind blows across a 7.50 m x 11.2 m flat roof at a speed of 190 km/hr. The pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the roof is 1783 Pa.
a) How much force is exerted on the roof?
b) If the roof cannot withstand this much force, will it “blow in” or “blow out”?

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